Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Open Your Eyes

I want to introduce you to Sebastian Miquel aka abre/tus/ojos on Flickr. I met Sebastian via Flickr, although never in person, when I first joined about three years ago and I have been mesmerized by his work ever since. Sebastian photographs LIFE. His photographs are so evocative partly because he looks beyond the surface to capture what is behind any given scene and he makes it seem effortless. He puts himself on the front line and captures his hometown, and one of my favorite places in the world, Buenos Aires, like no one else.

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He connects with the people of his city, her streets and architecture, her ghosts and lost corners and he shares it with us. The images that he captures outside of his Buenos Aires are so profound and moving that you feel like you've been there yourself. I learned that Sebastian is a professor of philosophy in Buenos Aires and somehow it did not surprise me at all. The sensitivity in his images and how he is so open minded and seemingly free seems to explain it somehow.

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Open your eyes and go on this journey with him...

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All photos are Copyright Sebastian Miquel.

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Today's Soundtrack:
Lazy Eye - Silverspun Pickups


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17 comments:

Bonbon Oiseau said...

these are incredible..love the first one esp...are you around this afternoon my sweet? i've been a bit hard to pin down...thinking of walking the high line?

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, these images are stunning. I adore the desert shot... just the serenity and the colors. It brings me back to a time I was in Egypt in the middle of nowhere and it struck me how huge the sky was. I love those people shots as well. It's amazing when you get to experience a different culture via photographs that seem to come to life. Thanks for sharing!

Julia said...

That first image is actually capturing one of those innocent moments we hope to capture but find it hard, hard to do!

Dream Sequins said...

Those are so beautiful! You find the most amazing images and share them with us here. Thank you!

Vanessa said...

I love the picture of the sand dunes. The color is totally amazing.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous work, darling! Thanks for introducing us to this talented photog!

xoxox,
CC

Aartee said...

love these images....especially the one in the desert and the last one of the girl :)

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

gorgeous images!!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Thank you...
Adore travel/journey photography...the sand dune photo is so mysterious- camel perhaps?
~XO*

Anne @ The City Sage said...

Love his work--thanks so much for the intro! That second to last photo is so breathtaking!

drollgirl said...

loving these pics!!! he is amazing.

Kristin said...

LOVE the look on that little man's face. Beautiful pics!

Keith said...

These are wonderful. You always post amazing photos.

TheBeautyFile said...

Beautiful photos...that little boy in the top photo reminds me of the film, "Life is Beautiful." Thanks for sharing!! You know I also love me a little "Vanilla Sky" reference.

MizzJ said...

Great photos, they're so full of life!

Clarity said...

The first image is just gorgeous and sets the tone. So sweet how he captured that microsecond, even the out of focus older man conveys much.

I found this interesting link:

http://www.cmp.ucr.edu/exhibitions/sightunseen/

Hope you like.

P.S. the word verification in the comment box below is "mantap" ?!?

Chessa! said...

everyone, thanks so much for your comments about Sebastian's work. As I said, I've been following his work for a while now and it really inspires me so much. I hope you take some time to check out his website and flickr stream.
xoxo

Clarity, thanks for the link!!